I can’t believe that I’ve been around long enough to see hair come full circle. It’s amazing that we are now seeing hair styles that were popular in the sixties. There are of course those famous styles from the forties, fifties, seventies, and even styles from the twenties were also making appearances at the Grammy’s and the Oscars.
I started my career 40 years ago in 1971. Forty-one years ago and boy did hair go full circle. I remember in my high school days, a classmate came to school with a Sassoon haircut that she had gotten in New York City. It was so amazing and different; I loved it! It was not very popular in my small town because it was different; it was asymmetric. I didn’t get to cut a style like it until a few years later. Maybe that’s why I still like asymmetric hair to this day.
In my senior year of high school, we saw long bangs and teased tops. Oh my gosh, we’ve been seeing this hairstyle a lot in the past few years. There is always a difference when old styles come back though; they have a different flair to them. A more modern flair if you will. Like clothing today has a similar feel of yesteryear, but with new material and a more modern cut to it.
In hairdressing school, someone came from Westport to demonstrate a shag haircut to us. That was another amazing haircut, albeit, similar to the Sassoon it didn’t go very far because the original shag was so extreme. It was gorgeous and it was also called the question mark cut. What did happen with the shag were variations on the original cut: long, short, medium, teased, not teased, curled, not curled. It was adapted to all different faces, body shapes, and textures. These became accepted and sought after hairstyles. Read More »
Chameleon created a challenge between our New Haven and North Haven Salons. The challenge was to recreate a photo done by world famous stylist “Oribe”. The teams had to find the models, clothing, photographers and locations. They then had to recreate the hair, makeup & styles to create a single photo.
These final photos are shown on our Face Book Page in a album as “New Haven Chameleon Team Oribe Cover Photo” and “North Haven Chameleon Team Oribe Cover Photo”
Then please share these photos on your Face Book pages. Please have your friends and family cast their “Likes” also The voting will close at the end of the month and the Photo with the most “Likes” will be declared the winner!
Chameleon created a challenge between our New Haven and North Haven Salon s. The challenge was to recreate a photo done by world famous stylist “Oribe”. The teams had to find the models, clothing, photographers and locations. They then have to recreate the hair, makeup & styles to create a single photo.
These final photos will be then be voted on by our clients, other salons and be released for national voting by Oribe salons worldwide.
The North Haven Team was at the Old Dublin today for their shoot and we captured a few exclusive behind the scene photos… stay tuned as our New Haven Team is set to shoot in a week!
Homeland star and recent Emmy winner Claire Danes graced the cover of the Fall 2012 issue of T, The New York Times Style Magazine. Hairstylist Holli Smith was on location with the actress in Israel for the shoot and used Oribe products to give her a relaxed but polished style. “I wanted to have Claire’s hair look cool, but in the most natural sense,” Smith said. “It was important to me that we kept the hair from looking too fluffy and voluminous even though we were working in a beautiful beachside location in Tel Aviv that had windy conditions. This would maintain the cool aspect Claire has as an actress and keep her from looking too commercial…a strong wind blow to the hair can sometimes do that.”
Get the look:
1. Spray hair with Maximista to give hair some hold and blow dry on a low speed.
2. Once the hair is completely dry, brush it out to determine the natural wave. Use Soft Lacquer with a large iron to touch up the ends and seal them a bit. “This prevents the hair from looking too messy and protects it from the weather conditions,” Smith said. “Having that little bit of natural wind on her ends gave the perfect result. She looked beautiful!”
Chameleon Stylist, Joy Duffany, worked with Holli Smith at Fashion Week in NYC. See Joy’s Blog
Chameleon Haircolor Cafe & Spa features Oribe Hair Care Products at both our locations
Invisible Oil From Bumble & bumble makes your hair smooth & silky. It reduces frizz / flyaways and provides a feather soft feel for your hair.
What it is:
A transformative, clear, lightweight hair oil that works for all types of dry hair.
What it does:
This lightweight, quick-absorbing oil featuring a luxurious blend of six oils and two extracts soften, tame flyaways, and add shine immediately and over time. Hair looks and feels healthy, smooth, silky, and conditioned. Frizz and flyaways are dramatically reduced. This formula detangles hair and helps strengthen hair against breakage. It also contains UVA/UVB filters and offers heat styling protection. The clear-as-day formula can be used on all types (and colors) of hair.
-Use any time, before blow-drying or after for flyaway control and a trace of shine.
-Work sparingly into damp hair before heat-styling, or smooth through dry hair for a sensational finish.
What are the key ingredients?
A blend of oils and extracts containing Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinos Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, and Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract: Provide moisture, softening and shine properties to hair.
-Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone: Conditions and detangles hair for easier combing. Protects from heat styling and provides manageability.-Dimethicone, Dimethiconol: Provide heat styling protection
The Chameleon team Joy and Stephanie headed down to NYC for a Oribe editorial styling class, at ION SALON in Greenwich Village. They trained with Florence born Stylist Marco Santini. This was a special class offered to select stylists in the Oribe Network. Read More »
Attention island-hoppers and champagne-poppers: Get beach-to-bombshell hair — tousled, touchable waves with sun-kissed shine — without the salty stiffness. Our moisturizing glamor spray uses rich extracts and exotic oils for lush repair and sultry texture.
Shake. Spray on wet or dry hair. Tousle to taste and let dry in the St. Tropez air. Follow with lipstick and heels.
Here are the five W’s on Apres Beach
Everyone, long hair, short hair, straight hair, curly hair
Joy Duffany is a senior stylist and manager at Chameleon Haircolor Café & Spa’s. She recently was selected to work as a backstage stylist for Oribe Products at Fashion Week in NYC. The below is her story of this exciting international event.
I got to work on two shows with the talented Holli Smith. The first show was menswear designer Loden Dager. The looks were bright and shinny yet paired with muted tones and textures. Holli’s inspiration for the hair was a look of opposing textures. It was a slightly pompadourian gritty, matte top yet shiny and tame on the sides yet kept current by it’s undone nature.
As one of her assistants we were to take the models and clean up their look with a quick trim that tightened up the edges of their cuts to create a tapering effect. Then we used Oribe Maximista all over and blew dry the hair up and back to create the ultimate fullness. Next we added more texture with a liberal amount of Oribes Dry Texture throughout. To finish Holli molded the hair into it’s final shape with Oribe Superfine Hairspray, making each model just a little unique. Read More »